Pinot Noir Isn’t the Only Wine Varietal in the Willamette Valley
If you think of the Willamette Valley and only
think of Pinot Noir, you may be missing out!
While it’s very well deserved that Pinot Noir is the top dog in the Willamette Valley it is not
the only wine that is produced there. Here are some other options you will want to explore.
Riesling from Willamette Valley can range from the bone dry (not sweet) to sweet. Riesling is a great wine to pair with food because of its high acidity. These wines will generally have notes of citrus, stone fruit, white flowers, and petrol.
It makes sense that producers from the Willamette Valley would try their hand at growing Chardonnay. Traditionally, where there is Pinot Noir there is also Chardonnay. Willamette +Valley Chardonnay offers a contrast to the style that is in California with it’s lean, refreshing, and clean characteristic.
General tasting notes for these wines feature pear, citrus, wet stone, and generous minerality. Being relatively higher in acid makes them great for food pairing as well.
A Simple Way to Discover Beautiful Wine
If you like to explore wines like these, you might like to try one of our wine clubs. Each month our wine club members
receive two “hard to come by” bottles that are hand picked by our sommelier, with tasting and pairing notes.
Learn more about our wine clubs here.
Beaux Frères Vineyard
At 750ml one of our favorite producers in the Willamette Valley is Beaux Frères Vineyard. This winery is known for its amazing Pinot Noirs and Chardonnay. When you come into 750ml, we can help you select a few bottles to experience all that Willamette Valley wines have to offer.